Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Burt's Bees Royal Jelly Skincare - Radiance Serum and Eye Cream

Hello Lovelies! It's been a while! I am back to part time work at the moment, so plenty of time for me to get blogging again :P

Today's post is dedicated to Burt's Bees, and some of their honey bee Royal Jelly Range. Royal jelly is known to be very nourishing in skincare (apparently one little drop of royal jelly contains 134 nutrients!), so I was excited to be sent two items from the range to trial - the Radiance Serum, and the Radiance Eye Cream. 

Below are my thoughts. 

Radiance Serum (RRP $34.95 here)

Y'all know I love a good brightening product, so I was super looking forward to trying this 99.86% natural serum out! 

The Burt's Bees Radiance Serum claims to make skin look radiant in a month, with it's combination of moisturising ingredients of royal jelly, licorice root and glycerin. Within 2 weeks skin is more moisturised, and within 4 weeks skin should be more even toned, bringing out skin's natural radiance.

The serum comes packaged in a small glass bottle, with a squeeze dropper in the cap. It sort of looks like liquid gold, but absorbs clear into the skin. 

It has very little scent to it (you'll get a whiff of earthy scent if you sniff it), and the instructions recommend applying 2 drops for the face. For me, I found 2 drops is barely enough for half of the face - I need about 4 drops. 

I think it's because the texture of the serum is quite a dry one, especially compared to other serums I've tried. By dry I don't mean it dries out the skin, but more like the serum seems to absorb into the palm of my hand before it reaches my face. When I apply this it feels like there's nothing being applied! 

Compared to other serums I'd have to say this one comes up lacking for me - I didn't notice much difference in hydration in my skin - I suppose my skin is a teenier bit more hydrated when I use this then it would be without it, but overall not a huge difference. As for radiance, I only noticed a slight difference - I think because this serum is meant to naturally even skin tone, which results in natural radiance rather than the huge difference I was expecting. 

Based on my own experience I wouldn't recommend this serum if you are looking for a radiance enhancing one, since it's a bit pricey for what it does. However if you have normal-combo skin, and like skincare products with natural ingredients this may be something you can look into, as your needs and experience may differ to mine. 

Radiance Eye Cream (RRP $34.95 here)

Packaged in a nondescript glass jar, with white twist lid, this cream might not be the best form of packaging if you hate dipping your fingers into jars! That's easily overlooked though, by using a cotton bud to dip into the cream as a spatula of sorts. 

The eye cream is packed with nourishing royal jelly (with its 134 nutrients), and promises to soften skin, increase radiance, and restore essential moisture to the eye area. It's also 98.2% natural. 

It's fairly scented, just to let those of you wary of scented products know, with a scent that I'd associate with hand creams - however it's not a deal breaker for me. The cream is indeed nourishing, with a texture that's a wee bit thicker than other creams I've tried in the past. 

It takes a few moments to absorb into the skin, but luckily it doesn't leave any greasy residue. It definitely feels like it's delivering hydration to my eye area after I apply it.

However, asides from deep hydration to my dryer under eye area, this cream doesn't really do much else. It doesn't have anti-ageing properties, nor does it treat puffy eye bags or dark eye circles. I like my skincare to be multifunctional, and while I like the hydration this cream gives, it's a bit unfortunate that it doesn't do much else. 

I'd recommend this if you're looking for a nice hydrating cream, however I wouldn't recommend it if you're on the hunt for an intensive wrinkle treating cream, or if you need to treat dark circles or puffy eyebags. 

Overall I'm normally a big fan of Burt's Bees, but sad to say the Royal Jelly range isn't for me. 

If you've tried these products, or any other in the Royal Jelly range, do leave your thoughts in the comments! 

Thanks for reading

xoxo Tulip

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*the product/s featured in this review was provided for review purposes - but opinions expressed are honest, and still 100% my own. For further information, please see my disclaimer & disclosure policy


  1. I love Burt's Bees products. The radiance serum seems really interesting. And have you heard of BB's other brightening line that uses daisy extract? I have the facial cream and toner, and they both work wonders on the skin! Lovely post ^^

    Cristielle ☾•*

  2. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too! :)

    Fashion gets Fierce.

  3. I've used Burt's Bees lip balm before which was great, I didn't think they had serums too *0*

    The eye cream is very unfortunate, I agree for it to be multifunctional otherwise...It's disappointing.

    恵美より ♥


  4. I've never tried Burt's Bees products before... I should get around to it, they seem pretty amazing!

    Also, I just happened to stumble across your blog (was in need of some opinions on some Etude products) and I realised you're also from Perth! :D


  5. I really like BB's lip products ^^ But I haven't seen the daisy extract line yet! Sounds interesting, so I'll have to check it out some time!

  6. I really like the BB's lip products! Yeah, they do all sorts of skincare ^^

  7. I definitely recommend the lip products - specially their lip balms ^^
    Yay, another Perth blogger!


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